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The Softening

Source I’ve been avoiding this blog for months now.  What’s worse, I’ve been avoiding my own truths.  Instead of surrendering to reality, I’ve been channeling my inner ostrich and sticking my  head in the sand. But what happens when I hide from reality is that reality waits. And waits.   And waits some more.   (Reality…

Donut, The Wonder Beagle

You may remember my dog, Marigold, who is more goat than Golden Retriever.  (Might I remind you of the $2,000 raisins??)  We had decided to look for a second dog to add to our family when Marigold turned 8, which she did in October. I was really excited to get our next dog from the Pen…

Traditions: Old and New

So the holidays have been over for a while in my house – though you wouldn’t know it by the state of disarray and lingering ornaments to be put away.  I regularly leave lights and decorations up until after the Epiphany (or Little Christmas as my mom calls it), so I figure it isn’t too…

Summer Lessons Learned

In this, the season of back to school supplies, shiny new shoes, and Labor Day BBQs, I thought I’d prepare a pictorial essay on the ever-popular prompt, “What I Learned This Summer.” Enjoy.   What I Learned This Summer The best part of a water park is always the wave pool.     When it…

Words

We give our kids the words to understand themselves. One of my jobs as a parent is to give my kids words they can use to orient themselves inside the confusing world around them. We use words to express feelings, draw boundaries, connect with others, and get our needs met.  With toddlers, the trick is…

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